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The Hunt is On

3c76e1768e6d24ed317f45ee2a1a72baMy husband, Danny, and I were in the mood for some treasure hunting this weekend. So, Sunday afternoon we made our way over to the Alemany Flea Market to dig through the many wares.

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My biggest goal at the flea market was to find some supplies to make my own yarn swift like this one that I found on Instructables.com.

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To my surprise, I was actually able to find a collapsible wine rack at the flea market for $3! Woohoo! Go me!

Our next stop after the flea market was one of my all time favorite thrifty shops in San Francisco: SCRAP. It is an arts and crafts wonderland. You never really know what you’ll find there. Unfortunately, when we got there, we discovered that they are closed on Sundays. Sad. 😦

But! We were happily able to head back that way on Monday. Since Danny had the day off, we made sure to make SCRAP our main jaunt of the day.

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Much like a thrift store, SCRAP is organized, but it’s not TOO organized, which makes treasure hunting there loads of fun.

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I try to get to SCRAP every other week or so. It’s a great place to get inspiration for projects, take classes, and to donate any excess supplies collecting dust at home.

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I was thrilled that Danny was able to find some goodies during our thrifty excursions this weekend, which included a complete set of new attachments for his rotary tool and some unique pieces for various woodwork projects.

In addition to finding the wine rack at the flea market, I found some clean, fluffy wool batting at SCRAP.

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I have already used the batting to stuff two new comfy bed pillows to replace our flat icky polyfill ones. Danny says it is like sleeping on a cute little sheep cloud. ❀

β€œArt is a kind of mining,” he said. “The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.”

-Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter

4 thoughts on “The Hunt is On

  1. Oooo… that looks like such a fun place. I wish my husband was more into that kind of thing. Oh, he’s willing but I want more than willing; I want someone to share my enthusiasm.

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    1. Hey there, Lynn! Yeah, you know, I always remind myself that I am very lucky. Danny and I both enjoy a lot of the same things, and we both encourage each other’s creativity. I think if that wasn’t the case, I’d probably try and find a buddy to geek out and go to thrift stores, flea markets, etc. with. Though, Danny does tend to toddle off to a bookstore or someplace while I am perusing a yarn shop, haha.

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